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Song of Songs 2:11

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— ‘For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over [and] gone.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over [and] gone;
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For, lo, the winter is past; The rain is over and gone;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over [and] gone.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over, it is gone:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For lo, the winter, is past,—the rain, is over, [and] gone;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For lo, the winter hath passed by, The rain hath passed away—it hath gone.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— For beholde, winter is past: the raine is changed, and is gone away.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For loe, the winter is past, the raine is ouer, [and] gone.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For, behold, the winter is past, the rain is gone, it has departed.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over [and] gone;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For, x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
lo, x2009
(2009) Complement
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
the winter 5638
{5638} Prime
From an unused root meaning to hide; winter (as the dark season).
is past, 5674
{5674} Prime
A primitive root; to cross over; used very widely of any transition (literally or figuratively; transitively, intransitively, intensively or causatively); specifically to cover (in copulation).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the rain 1653
{1653} Prime
From H1652; a shower.
is over 2498
{2498} Prime
A primitive root; properly to slide by, that is, (by implication) to hasten away, pass on, spring up, pierce or change.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[and] gone; 1980
{1980} Prime
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 2:10-11.

Song of Songs 2:11

_ _ the winter — the law of the covenant of works (Matthew 4:16).

_ _ rain is over — (Hebrews 12:18-24; 1 John 2:8). Then first the Gentile Church is called “beloved, which was not beloved” (Romans 9:25). So “the winter” of estrangement and sin is “past” to the believer (Isaiah 44:22; Jeremiah 50:20; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:1). The rising “Sun of righteousness” dispels the “rain” (2 Samuel 23:4; Psalms 126:5; Malachi 4:2). The winter in Palestine is past by April, but all the showers were not over till May. The time described here is that which comes directly after these last showers of winter. In the highest sense, the coming resurrection and deliverance of the earth from the past curse is here implied (Romans 8:19; Revelation 21:4; Revelation 22:3). No more “clouds” shall then “return after the rain” (Ecclesiastes 12:2; Revelation 4:3; compare Genesis 9:13-17); “the rainbow round the throne” is the “token” of this.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 2:8-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 2:11

The winter — Spiritual troubles arising from a deep sense of the guilt of sin, the wrath of God, the curse of the law; all which made them afraid to come unto God. But, saith Christ, I have removed these impediments, God is reconciled; therefore cast off all discouragements, and excuses, and come to me.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Song of Songs 2:11

For, lo, the (g) winter is past, the rain is over [and] gone;

(g) That is, sin and error is driven back by the coming of Christ, who is here described by the springtime, when all things flourish.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made every [thing] beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Isaiah 12:1-2 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. ... Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation.
Isaiah 40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
Isaiah 54:6-8 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. ... In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. ... For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed [are] they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Revelation 11:14-15 The second woe is past; [and], behold, the third woe cometh quickly. ... And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
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Ec 3:4, 11. Is 12:1; 40:2; 54:6; 60:1. Mt 5:4. Ep 5:8. Rv 11:14.

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